Men stand beside a volcano’s crater eighteen months after an eruption on Tristan da Cunha Island, 1964.Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic Creative

Men stand beside a volcano’s crater eighteen months after an eruption on Tristan da Cunha Island, 1964.Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic Creative

New Mexico, 1941.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative

New Mexico, 1941.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative

The Statue of Liberty hails dawn over New York Harbor in 1978.Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic Creative

The Statue of Liberty hails dawn over New York Harbor in 1978.Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic Creative

A solitary fisherman’s home keeps watch on quiet Placentia Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, 1974.Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic Creative

A solitary fisherman’s home keeps watch on quiet Placentia Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, 1974.Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic Creative

Visitors play shuffleboard at a recreation center near Mirror Lake in St. Petersburg, Florida, 1929.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic Creative

Visitors play shuffleboard at a recreation center near Mirror Lake in St. Petersburg, Florida, 1929.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic Creative

The arrival of a supply boat draws a crowd to the beach on Mauke Island in New Zealand, 1967.Photograph by William Albert Allard, National Geographic Creative

The arrival of a supply boat draws a crowd to the beach on Mauke Island in New Zealand, 1967.Photograph by William Albert Allard, National Geographic Creative

Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative

Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative

Two men struggle to free their scooter from a barbed-wire barricade in Saigon, South Vietnam, 1965.Photograph by W. E. Garrett, National Geographic Creative

Two men struggle to free their scooter from a barbed-wire barricade in Saigon, South Vietnam, 1965.Photograph by W. E. Garrett, National Geographic Creative

Visitors of diverse nationalities crowd a casino roulette table in Swaziland, 1969.Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic Creative

Visitors of diverse nationalities crowd a casino roulette table in Swaziland, 1969.Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic Creative

The first explorers to descend to the deepest part of the ocean were Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard in the bathyscaphe Trieste, January 23, 1960. 52 years later, James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGER journeyed to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, nearly 7 miles below sea level.Photograph courtesy U.S Navy

The first explorers to descend to the deepest part of the ocean were Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard in the bathyscaphe Trieste, January 23, 1960. 52 years later, James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGER journeyed to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, nearly 7 miles below sea level.
Photograph courtesy U.S Navy

Motorists pass people on a scenic road atop a cliff overlooking a bay near Trieste, Italy, 1956.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative

Motorists pass people on a scenic road atop a cliff overlooking a bay near Trieste, Italy, 1956.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative

Portrait of a daughter of Danaus acting in “The Suppliant Maidens” on Mount Parnassus in Greece, December 1930.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic Creative

Portrait of a daughter of Danaus acting in “The Suppliant Maidens” on Mount Parnassus in Greece, December 1930.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic Creative

The shadow of an aircraft over the Saudi desert, November 1986.Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic Creative

The shadow of an aircraft over the Saudi desert, November 1986.Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic Creative

A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative

A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative

A farmer embraces his dog in his stonewalled field on Inishmore Island in Ireland, March 1971.Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic Creative

A farmer embraces his dog in his stonewalled field on Inishmore Island in Ireland, March 1971.Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic Creative